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Increased asthma risk and impaired quality of life after bronchiolitis or pneumonia in infancy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric pulmonology
Publication Date
Volume
49
Issue
4
Pages
318–325
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.22842
PMID: 23836681
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Saint George'S Respiratory Questionnaire
  • Adulthood
  • Child
  • Outcome
  • Prediction
  • Wheezing

Abstract

Hospitalization for bronchiolitis in infancy is associated with an increased risk of asthma, and an increased use of asthma medication in adulthood at the age of 28-31 years. Impaired respiratory health-related quality of life in adulthood as measured by the SGRQ is present after bronchiolitis and pneumonia in infancy.

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